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Only 24% Of College Students Are Getting Adequate Sleep
2011-08-31 05:17:15

  A new study has found that college students could be undermining their own education by not getting enough sleep. The study evaluated the sleeping habits of about 200 undergraduate college students between the ages of 18 and 24 who were not living with a parent or legal guardian.  The University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers included 130 females and 67 males who were mostly first-and-second-year college students. The study surveyed student sleeping habits over a 24-hour...

2011-08-19 02:16:28

Generations of American women have turned to door-to-door sales when a male-dominated workforce and lack of education prevented them from entering the workforce. They were known as the Tupperware Lady or the Avon Lady as they showed off their newest products to the "Lady of the House." New research out of the University of Cincinnati finds it's a strategy that is now bringing success to some women in third world countries facing discrimination in the formal job market. Erynn Masi de Casanova,...

2011-08-08 12:21:25

A new study supports the use of a DNA-based "biomarker" blood test as a complement to the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test currently offered to screen men for prostate cancer. University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers report their findings online ahead of print in the British Journal of Cancer. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of existing published data related to DNA methylation in bodily fluids. The goal was to evaluate a specific cancer biomarker"”known as GSTP1"”as a...

2011-08-04 13:30:25

Infants who live in "moldy" homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7"”an age that children can be accurately diagnosed with the condition. Study results are published in the August issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development," says Tiina Reponen, PhD, lead study author and...

2011-08-03 08:16:51

University of Cincinnati research challenges kids to develop comic book characters who communicate healthy messages. The results indicate those messages were inspiring. By: Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati The newest superhero nemesis isn't the Joker or Kryptonite or the Red Skull. With a little knowledge, the latest superhero weapons can be much easier to develop than X-ray vision or flying faster than a speeding bullet. Positive results are emerging from a University of Cincinnati...

2011-08-02 07:51:36

UC researchers have developed the first lab-on-a-chip sensor to provide fast feedback regarding levels of the heavy metal manganese in humans. The sensor is both  environmentally and child friendly, and will first be field tested in Marietta, Ohio, where a UC researcher is leading a long-term health study on the potential health effects of heavy metals. By M.B. Reilly, University of Cincinnati Work by University of Cincinnati researchers to create a sensor that provides fast feedback...

2011-07-19 10:00:00

CINCINNATI, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati is participating in a bowling charity event to benefit the local Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The Cincinnati, Ohio, hotel will be part of the Inaugural Children's Miracle Network Hotel Bowl-A-Thon Challenge that will raise money for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Dayton Children's. The Cincinnati event will be held at Crossgate Lanes in Blue Ash on...

2011-07-11 20:59:35

Most recidivism research focuses on characteristics of the offender to determine the likelihood of repeat criminal activity. University of Cincinnati researchers are presenting recidivism research that instead looks at success factors of those residential programs (e.g. halfway houses) most likely to reduce recidivism. The Ohio residential correctional programs "“ halfway houses and community-based correctional facilities "“ that are most successful at reducing recidivism among...

2011-06-29 12:21:27

A national health journal publishes a paper by a team of researchers that is launching a new direction for research into the social stigma surrounding abortion. An international team of researchers says abortion stigma is under researched, under theorized and over emphasized in one category: women who've had abortions. As a result, they're launching a new direction into research that explores the social stigma surrounding abortion. Their invited paper, "Abortion Stigma: A Reconceptualization...

2011-06-28 12:29:15

The research is presented this week at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Atlanta. By Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati It's considered a rite of passage among young people "“ acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new University of Cincinnati study, the first of its kind nationally, is showing how binge drinking among adolescents and young adults could be causing serious damage to a brain that's still under development at this...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.